Accident claims life of Austin woman

An Austin woman as died as a result of a vehicle crash early Sunday, March 4, on U.S. Highway 290 East.

At approximately 2:59 a.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper responded to a crash of a 2003 Ford Explorer.

Grace Elizabeth Colgan, 24, of Austin, was traveling westbound on U.S. 290 East, near mile-marker 518.

For unknown reasons, the Ford turned right and drove into a southern borrow ditch where it began to roll.

As a result of the crash, Colgan was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to DPS Trooper Deon Cockrell.

The driver was wearing her seatbelt but was ejected from the vehicle, according to the crash report.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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